As of press time, Rochester seems to be actually resembling spring — there are decent temperatures outside, lots of sunshine, and we haven't had any freakish snowstorms for at least the last day or two. So we advise that you soak up the warm weather before things get weird again. One way to make the most of the great outdoors this week is the Penfield Trails Committee's guided tour of Penfield's Channing H. Philbrick Park (1 Linear Park Drive, off of Route 441) on Saturday, April 13. From 10 a.m. to noon, hikers will be lead through the 19-acre park that has several waterfalls, trails along the Irondequoit Creek, and remains of the old mills that once bustled along the creek banks about 200 years ago.
The hike is free. Participating hikers are asked to pre-register by calling Penfield Recreation at 340-8655, and will meet at the kiosk on the north side of the bridge by the park (keep an eye out for the "Hike" signs).